Education Program Assistant 2

Oregon State University

Portland, OR

Job posting number: #7236595

Posted: April 15, 2024

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Job Summary
This recruitment will be used to fill one full-time Education Program Assistant 2 position for the Division of Extension and Engagement’s Extension Family and Community Health (FCH) program at Oregon State University (OSU). This position serves Multnomah County and is based at the OSU Extension office in Portland, Oregon.

This Education Program Assistant 2 (EPA2) position is with the Extension Family and Community Health (FCH) program, affiliated with OSU’s College of Health. This position works with the SNAP-ED and EFNEP Latin Heritage Cultural Workgroup project serving Multnomah, Washington and Clackamas counties and is based at the OSU Extension office in Portland. This position has a priority designation for working with Spanish speaking audiences through the utilization of bilingual/bi-literate and multi-cultural skills.

Extension programs in the College of Health align toward a common vision of lifelong health and well-being for individuals, families, and communities. The central purpose of this position is to extend the knowledge and research of OSU to the communities of Oregon in a manner that is responsive to local needs and respectful of local norms and culture. The incumbent joins a network of campus-and community-based Extension faculty and staff who share this responsibility for community engagement.

Purpose of the Position
The Education Program Assistant 2 position is part of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – Education (SNAP-Ed) Program, a federally funded nutrition education program targeting SNAP eligible audiences, and the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP), a federal nutrition education program targeting families with young children. Interventions include hands-on learner-centered direct education in both programs, as well as community-based work related to policy, systems, and environmental change as part of SNAP-Ed. Programs are designed to promote healthy eating habits and a physically active lifestyle.

All programming is done in collaboration with community partners, such as schools, food banks and pantries, and government and non-profit agencies. Funding is provided in part by USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) through a contract with Oregon Department of Human Services, and through EFNEP federal funds.

The EPA2 is responsible for developing programs and collaborative community partnerships independently, initiating program changes with the input of state and county program coordinators, and providing lead work to volunteers.

This position will work under the supervision of the Managing Faculty Member. Programs are implemented in a manner that measures impact, fosters program improvement and strengthens community connections. This position requires travel to various sites within the Metro area.

About the division:
The Division of Extension and Engagement (Division) is core to Oregon State University’s mission. The Division helps create real solutions and positive impact across Oregon and beyond. The Division is aligned under the leadership of the Vice Provost for Extension and Engagement. To learn more about our Division and its core units and initiatives, please visit our Division website: https://engagement.oregonstate.edu/.

OSU Extension programs, partnerships and volunteer opportunities are focused on:
Healthy communities and economies
Resilient and productive forestry and natural ecosystems
Sustainable agriculture, food systems, and gardening
Thriving youth, individuals and families
The Division has built the capacity and expectation for employees to use digital communications and technologies in the modern-day workplace. This reflects our demonstrable commitment to using digital communications tools and changing technologies as a primary way to raise Oregonian’s awareness of and engagement with our organization, programs and resources.

Commitment to inclusive excellence:
Oregon State University is committed to a culture of belonging and collaboration. We envision collaborative and respectful environments that are safe, inclusive, and welcoming. All employees are responsible for achieving this commitment. This commitment includes, but is not limited to, complying with Civil Rights and Language Access regulations.

In addition, this individual will work with the managing faculty member to design, develop, maintain and/or carry out Extension programs to ensure that educational programs and outreach activities serve diverse populations, including those that have been historically marginalized/excluded from participation.

OSU Division of Extension and Engagement’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Unit
https://extension.oregonstate.edu/about/diversity-equity-inclusion

OSU Mission Statement
https://leadership.oregonstate.edu/trustees/about-board/oregon-state-university-mission-statement
Why OSU?
Working for Oregon State University is so much more than a job!

Oregon State University is a dynamic community of dreamers, doers, problem-solvers and change-makers. We don’t wait for challenges to present themselves — we seek them out and take them on. We welcome students, faculty and staff from every background and perspective into a community where everyone feels seen and heard. We have deep-rooted mindfulness for the natural world and all who depend on it, and together, we apply knowledge, tools and skills to build a better future for all.

FACTS:

• Top 1.4% university in the world
• More research funding than all public universities in Oregon combined
• 1 of 3 land, sea, space and sun grant universities in the U.S.
• 2 campuses, 11 colleges, 12 experiment stations, and Extension programs in all 36 counties
• 7 cultural resource centers that offer education, celebration and belonging for everyone
• 100+ undergraduate degree programs, 80+ graduate degrees plus hundreds of minor options and certificates
• 35k+ students including more than 2.3k international students and 10k students of color
• 217k+ alumni worldwide
• For more interesting facts about OSU visit: https://oregonstate.edu/about

Locations:

Oregon State has a statewide presence with campuses in Corvallis and Bend, the OSU Portland Center and the Hatfield Marine Science Center on the Pacific Coast in Newport.

Oregon State’s beautiful, historic and state-of-the-art main campus is located in one of America’s best college towns. Corvallis is located close to the Pacific Ocean, the Cascade mountains and Oregon wine country. Nestled in the heart of the Willamette Valley, this beautiful city offers miles of mountain biking and hiking trails, a river perfect for boating or kayaking and an eclectic downtown featuring local cuisine, popular events and performances.

Total Rewards Package:

Oregon State University offers a comprehensive benefits package with benefits eligible positions that is designed to meet the needs of employees and their families including:
• Medical, Dental, Vision and Basic Life. OSU pays 95% of premiums for you and your eligible dependents.
• Free confidential mental health and emotional support services, and counseling resources.
• Retirement savings paid by the university.
• A generous paid leave package, including holidays, vacation and sick leave.
• Tuition reduction benefits for you or your qualifying dependents at OSU or the additional six Oregon Public Universities.
• Robust Work Life programs including Dual Career assistance resources, flexible work arrangements, a Family Resource Center, Affinity Groups and an Employee Assistance Program.

Future and current OSU employees can use the Benefits Calculator to learn more about the full value of the benefits provided at OSU.



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